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, former fbi deputy director joins us now. what do you make of this? >> i think what kurt has stumbled into here say bit of a well-worn path. we knew some of that. what he has added is the granularity of the actual memos and some of the actual words that were there in some of the white house and national security team. richard clark, who was the national security adviser for terrorism, in his book "against all enemies" he said all the light lights were blinking red and we were pushing this in front of condi rice every day and it was hard to get any priority on this. in george tenet's book, he talks about the briefings they were given. some of this we knew. >> some of it we didn't know. >> and in terms of the level of detail we didn't know. >> failure of imagination, failure to connect the dots as we know from the 9/11 commission report. secretary panetta yesterday in asking him, in his 11 years after 9/11, is al qaeda still our biggest threat? with bin laden dead, cut off the head of the snake, but with ayman al zawihiri out there. >> al qaeda central command is all but dead. you have
of the air force, the head of their cia, the head of their fbi, and the former heads of those agencies all are outspoken publicly against that policy. they think the best policy is to work with the united states to coordinate our efforts in a way that achieves the maximum best result at the least cost. >> mm-hmm. senator mitchell, it's always a pleasure having you here. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> let's bring in cbs news political director john dickerson who's following the political fallout from the middle east protests. good morning, john. >> good morning, norah. >> we've seen how foreign policy on the front page, which has shifted this debate a little bit, how much does that affect these two campaigns? >> it depends how long it goes on. for the president if this is a protracted problem with images on the television screens all day long, it's a problem for him. one in that he can sort of stumble into unforced errors. two, that it could connect to a larger feeling that the romney folks have been trying to brew up for a while now, which is just there's a sense of disappointment wi
. and the white house didn't do it. >> senior correspondent john miller, former fbi director joins us now. what do you make of this? >> i think what kirk has stumbled into here is a bit of a well-worn path. we knew some of that. what he has added is the granularity of the actual memos and some of the actual words that were there in front of the white house and the national security team. but, you know, richard clark, who is the national security advisor for terrorism, in his book, he said all the lights were blinking red and we were pushing this in front of condi rice every day and it was hard to get any priority on this. in george tenet's book, he details the briefings that were given. so some of this we knew -- >> but it's something that we didn't know? >> there's some in terms of the level of detail we didn't know. >> a failure of imagination. a failure to connect the dots, as we've known from the 9/11 commission report. i was with secretary panetta yesterday and asking him now that it is 11 years after 9/11, is al qaeda still our biggest threat? with bin laden dead, cut off the head of the sna
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